Saturday, May 31, 2014

The HEXIE BOM: June!



How about a sweet flower for June? Our yard is full of all kinds of blooms. Look closely and you'll see a cute ladybug in the center of my flower. When I was growing up I loved ladybugs. I named them all "Susan." Who knows why?

What color will your flower be? I added some purple to mine, mainly because I thought my quilt needed a bit of purple!

As I hinted last week, I've been working on my sashing. I'm using half square triangle units that measure 3 1/2" square (finish at 3").  So now HALF my quilt top is done!


Not a great picture, but you get the idea. Now is a great time to decide on your sashing! There's nothing worse than ending a year with a stack of blocks that sit around your sewing room for months. If you do a bit a sashing as you go along, at the end of the year you'll have a finished quilt top, not just some blocks. So get busy! And share what you're doing!

Other sashing ideas:
-3 1/2" squares
-3 1/2" x 15 1/2" strips with 3 1/2" squares for the cornerstones.
-Flying geese, anyone?

Can't wait to see these quilts come together!

7 comments:

  1. thisi is a pretty block and the sashing works so very well , looks great all joined up

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  2. Lovely flower. For some reason, I makes me think of a thistle. Maybe because of the purple!? Anyway, it is very lovely. Your quilt is coming along great. Love the sashing.

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  3. Just finished my May motif and along comes June! Was going to take awhile to start up again, but that border inspired me - put some perspective to what these blocks will look like when joined!!! Now my enthusiasm is on fire again! Thanks for posting the sashing ideas. -NJMayes

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  4. That's a good idea! That happens to me too often, and then the thrill of starting something new leaves them lost in the stash. I invite you to link to Hexie Weekend and share your idea. Love your flower for this month - very appropriate.

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  5. What a great way to use Hexies!! I will have to try them sometime soon!

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  6. Love the way your piecing yours all together!
    Really like the June flower too - smashing : )

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  7. The half finished quilt looks lovely! I'd slightly got distracted from the BOM having completed the first 4 blocks but seeing this has given me the boost to get back into it again. So I've just added a new post about it on my blog http://raysplacedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ and I've made my hexies ready to start the May block.

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